• Authentic
  • Vulnerable
  • IncLusive
  • Diverse


Our commitment

We help organizations adapt to create a more sustainable future for diverse talent by:


  • Challenging our clients and candidates. We listen. We research the evidence and the outcomes,
    both positive and negative.
  • Working with clients who genuinely want to be part of the solution and who visibly and verbally represent the individuals they seek to employ.
  • Partnering with clients who see diversity and inclusion as a business objective rather than a
    marketing message.
  • Understanding that more needs to be done: by our clients, by industry as a whole, and by us.

Our insights

Respecting the differences

Respecting the differences

“Don’t let anybody tell you you’re different.” When Kasase Kabwe was at the airport, flying away to boarding school in Britain at the age of 13, this is what his father said to him.

Digitalisation, diversity, a global outlook – and virtual cake

Digitalisation, diversity, a global outlook – and virtual cake

Having navigated Danske Commodities through the acquisition by Equinor and now the challenges posed as a result of Covid-19, CEO Helle Østergaard Kristiansen spoke to us about leadership, diversity and company culture in an age of virtual working.

The power of female leadership

The power of female leadership

The evidence of the power of female leadership is inescapable, but is it possible for one or even two women on a board to make a real difference? Novera Khan, Uniper’s award-winning Chief Risk Officer, believes that once women are in the right conversations, they can drive change, even if they remain in the minority.

Join AVID Leaders

….and meet, listen and learn from diverse talent:


      • Engage with and get to know a wider pool of talent, why wouldn’t you?
      • Expand your network beyond “people like you”.
      • Understand what employees really think of your culture.
      • Understand what people outside of your firm think of your culture.
      • Promote your brand through its commitment to becoming more inclusive and diverse
      • Demonstrate to your clients and shareholders that you are taking action.

As a business leader, acknowledge what you don’t know, commit to listening and learning, and pledge to use your position of power to effect change.

Harvard Business Review

Honest, unfiltered feedback

We gather insight into internal and external perceptions of our clients from their own employees, clients and candidates.

Clients are able to genuinely understand whether inclusion and diversity is viewed as integral to their organization and whether the experience of their employees, candidates and clients reflects that.

Our expertise in interviewing individuals at all levels of seniority and our unique position as a third party enables us to gather meaningful feedback on the perception of your brand from inside your organization.

We provide consultancy on how best to align early careers initiatives with role model and mentor programs to ensure the next generation of employees and leaders can recognize and embrace a future within your organization.

    Employees need to feel and perceive equality and fairness of opportunity in their workplace.

    ‘Diversity wins: How inclusion matters’ McKinsey & Company, May 2020

    Employees need to feel and perceive equality and fairness of opportunity in their workplace.

    ‘Diversity wins: How inclusion matters’ McKinsey & Company, May 2020

    Our process

    Our team of experts

    Lee Higgins

    Market coverage: Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Investment teams, Heads of Distribution, ExCo including COOs, CTOs and CIOs across asset class

    How I add value: working in true partnership with organisations, focusing on the D&I challenge and delivering results with authenticity

    Louise Pollock

    Industry experience: Private Equity, Finance, Manufacturing, Education, Health, Government and the Charity sector

    How I add value: Executive coach and consultant; academic background in economics, psychology and neuroscience. Part of the Treasury’s first ever Diversity team, bringing a unique insight into the benefits of diversity at work

    Dale Headley

    Industry experience: Financial services, Private Banking, Asset Management and Management Consultancy

    How I add value: Delivering global business and regulatory change. Proud to have helped create the JP Morgan EMEA Black Leadership Forum to support the business in addressing systemic challenges in the recruitment and retention of BAME candidates

    Dr Kamel Hothi OBE

    Industry experience: Ranked in the top 100 most influential black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders in the UK. Awarded an OBE for services to promoting diversity in banking

    How I add value: Formed the BAME and Women’s network, Asian Strategy and cultural training initiatives for Lloyds Banking Group. Advisor/Trustee on boards including Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, Alzheimer’s Society, NED on TLC Lions

    Philippa Deane

    Industry experience: Financial Services, spanning Asset Management, Investment Banking and Insurance

    How I add value: In-house executive talent acquisition, delivering strategic resourcing support while developing and launching initiatives to proactively source diverse talent. Instigated and successfully delivered the first M&G Career Returner Programme in 2019

    Gareth Jones

    Industry experience: HR Director, Board Advisor and Head of Talent with over 20 years’ experience in fund management and capital markets

    How I add value: Board Advisor and Head of Talent for UNIMO Group, offering world helpers a way to fund sustainable companies and support not-for-profit cause. Chair of NOCN Group, international educational charity and awarding organisation

    Anna Wilk

    Industry experience: Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Mentor with over 20 years in supporting new mothers and families through parenthood

    How I add value: Supporting employees and employers during the pre/ postnatal journey so that employers can retain their experienced female talent and women can confidently take their maternity leave, enjoy the beginnings of motherhood and return to work

    Contact us

    +44 207 993 2890



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